Archive for October, 2017

October 13, 2017

Ludham Bridge – width restriction

Please note that Norfolk District Council have undertaken a temporary necessary repair on the fendering under Ludham bridge which has reduced the width clearance by 150mm/5.9 inches.  The Broads Authority will advise again when this changes and a permanent repair is undertaken.

October 13, 2017

Great Yarmouth Port dredging: 14th to 20th October 2017

We have received notice that the Port of Great Yarmouth will be conducting dredging activities in the Outer Harbour and River Port between the 14th and 20th October 2017. The plough dredger will be working between the hours of 0600 and 1800 each day during this period.

All Mariners and Port Users are advised to be mindful of the dredger working in certain areas and keep well clear and to pass with caution.

Reminder is made for all river port vessels to adhere to the Port speed limits at all times.

All communication of working areas will be advised by Port Marine Services via VHF Channel 12.

For further information please contact Port Marine Services on 01493 335511.

October 13, 2017

Lowestoft – Bascule Bridge restricted opening 11th and 12th November

We are advised that the Annual Remembrance Day Parade Service will take place on the morning of Sunday 12th November 2017. To permit the safe passage of the parade and spectators, the Bascule Bridge will not be raised to shipping between the hours 1045hrs & 1130hrs. The Small Vessel opening at 1115hrs will be delayed until 1130hrs on Sunday 12th November only.
In addition, on Saturday 11th November, the Bascule Bridge will not be raised between 1050hrs & 1110hrs to avoid disturbing the short Armistice Day ceremony. The scheduled 1115hrs lift may be slightly delayed on the Saturday morning if this ceremony overruns.

Mariners and Port Users are thanked for their co-operation in advance.


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October 2, 2017

River Chet restrictions


We have received notice from the Broads Authority that dredging and maintenance operations on the River Chet may restrict passage during weekdays from Monday 13 November 2017 until Friday 23 March 2018.

During this period piling and dredging work will be in operation between 08:00 and 16:00 daily, excluding weekends. During each period of operation navigation will be restricted and delays of up to 2 hours may occur. Mariners must await clear instructions from the operators before attempting to pass and exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works. All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.

We are advised that the initial work will be near the mouth of the river removing the steel posts, with later dredging and maintenance focussed on the area alongside Hardley Flood.  Passing the works may be more difficult at low water.

October 2, 2017

Weekday Closure of Limekiln Dyke

We have received notice from the Broads Authority that Limekiln Dyke will be closed to navigation on weekdays during the following periods due to maintenance dredging work:

  • Monday 13 November until Friday 22 December 2017
  • Monday 8 January until Friday 2 February 2018

Each week during this period the closure will be in effect from 08:00 Monday to 16:00 Friday.

If there is a specific need for access to Limekiln Dyke during closures then please contact Tom Hunter on 01603 756066.

This should not affect access to Gay’s Staithe, although dredging plant may be moved to this area at weekends.